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Are you looking for a fun Orton-Gillingham/Structured Literacy game to help your student practice a concept or skill you are teaching? This BINGO game is an incredibly fun activity that you can play in your homeschool or classroom. Kids love playing BINGO and best of all, you can create and customize your own BINGO game using any phonics or Orton-Gillingham concept you are currently working on!

Preparation for Orton-Gillingham Game: BINGO

To play BINGO, you will need 24 words or concepts which you have been teaching in your Orton-Gillingham lessons. If your student is learning the alphabet for example,  you can use the letters and sounds.  If your student is struggling with Sight Words, you can use those words. You can also target a specific concept such as ie, ai, ou, ee, etc.  

Begin by downloading and printing one BINGO game board for yourself and one board per player.  

Now…watch this video on how to make and use your BINGO board for this Orton-Gillingham game:

 1. Write each word you are working on in each of the 24 squares with a pen or marker. Write one word in each of the squares. 

2.  Cut out each square with each of the words on the board.

3.  Place each of the cut words into a cup or container.

4.  Gather BINGO chip counters. You can use anything you have on hand for this: dried macaroni, dried beans, pom-poms, candy, etc.

To PREP the Student’s Board…you will dictate each of the words to the student and the student will write the dictated word in the individual squares on their boards >>> BUT NOT IN ORDER. The student will randomly write all over the board so that everyone’s board looks differently. 

Then when the student’s board is ready to go, give the students a handful of counters to cross off or cover up the words/letters on their boards. 

Now it is time to play this super fun Orton-Gillingham game!

How to Play Orton-Gillingham Game: BINGO

The teacher will pick one of the cards out of the cup and call out the word. Each player will look for that word on their BINGO board and place a counter on it. 

The first player to cover all of the words in a row wins and shouts out “BINGO!”

More Resources

Thank you so much for reading my post today! I really hope that you enjoy this Orton-Gillingham game. You might also enjoy reading my previous posts:

DIY Tactile Letter Cards for the Orton-Gillingham Lesson

Beginning and Ending Sounds Movement Game


Please don’t leave without checking out the PRIDE Reading Program. The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham/Structured Literacy curriculum that is used by teachers, tutors, and homeschooling parents worldwide with great success.

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Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers, and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com

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